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Old 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM   #15
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Matt,

I am one of those who use the same logic when it comes to running down the road with your propane on and the fridge running. I don't think I would disconnect the alarm as you have done. When we picked up our 2006 it had been setting for a long time. I did experience the warning going off during the dead of night. After some research I found a solution.

The manual says to test it regularly. In doing so you will burn off the dust on the sensor that you talked about. I did this and have not had any problems since. I am glad you posted this since I haven't run the test this spring. I will do so today.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:04 AM   #16
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Why do propane detectors and batteries in smoke detectors always and only fail at night? It is like they have special sensors that know when everybody is asleep.

Exactly 7 years after our propane detector was installed, it reached its end of life in the middle of the night. I didn't even know, at the time, that is was installed in an openable compartment. The only way to shut it off that I could find was to cut the wires. It seems like a flashing light for a few weeks before the noise happens would be a nice improvement.

As it happens, we were camping near four large RV supercenters all on one corner (south of Macon GA). None of them had the correct unit to match ours.
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OK, I give up. How do you get the carbon monoxide alarm open to change the battery.
Yes, I see the arrow that says which way to twist it, but with all my strength I cannot budge the damned thing.
Am I missing something? And please don't say I'm missing my brain. I'm embarrassed enough to ask this question.
The brand is Costar and I find no help on their web site.
I have a 2011 Airstream that came with a Costar CO alarm with a 9V battery.

As it happens, I've just had to replace it as the old one died. I was able to get a like for like so I can use the existing mounting ring. The Costar is supposed to have a life of 6 years but my original model only lasted three. Still, they're cheap enough to replace.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:14 AM   #18
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I store it in a storage yard that has 110v power available to all, however if one of the other RV's on the power feed that I 'm on, turns on a unit that draws a lot of power in his RV, it trips the breaker, and starts the drain on my batterys. I’m looking out for the possible dead battery and then the replacement cost.
I like the moving of the power feed to the CD to down stream of the battery cut off SW. Then I don't have to ever worry about not turning it back on. Thanks for the great fix.
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I have a 2011 Airstream that came with a Costar CO alarm with a 9V battery.

As it happens, I've just had to replace it as the old one died. I was able to get a like for like so I can use the existing mounting ring. The Costar is supposed to have a life of 6 years but my original model only lasted three. Still, they're cheap enough to replace.
Oops! Quoted the wrong message. In answer to how do you get them open - twist, VERY hard. It will go eventually.
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